Frané Lessac is an author and illustrator of international renown, having over 40 children’s books published throughout the world. She was born in the USA and lived on the Caribbean island of Montserrat and London before moving to Australia. Lessac has contributed her distinctive paintings to many critically acclaimed children’s picture books, including My Little Island, a Reading Rainbow feature book. On the Same Day in March was named a Top Ten Science Books by ALA Booklist. Her contribution to Amnesty International’s We Are All Born Free, celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, has been translated into more than 30 languages and was a USBBY Outstanding International Book. She recently released A is for Australian Animals and Under the Southern Cross.